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Cheap Eats in Reykjavík - Meals below 1000 ISK / 10$


Some like to treat themselves to expensive meals while traveling whilst others like to spend their money on tours or things. If you are the kind of person who is looking to spend as little as possible on food in Iceland you have found the blog for you.

Eating in Iceland can be very expensive but you can actually find meals in Iceland below 1000 ISK, it might come as a big surprise but it’s true.

Here is our proof:

1. Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs

Tryggvatagata 1, 101 Reykjavík The classic bæjarins

The classic Bæjarins Bezta pylsa or hot dog.
The best hot dogs in the world! They are boiled in pilsner beer and the sauces are put on with spoons. I don’t know if this is what is making the difference but this is quite unusual so it must be. Grab 2 hot dogs with everything and 1 coke for 1000!! You can’t go wrong with Bæjarins Beztu!

Icelander eating hot dogs in Reykjavik

2. BSÍ – bus terminal

Vatnsmýrarvegi 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

If you are willing to branch out into Icelandic cuisine a bit further than a hot dog I recommend grabbing Svið, meaning a sheepshead (no we are not joking) and a coke for under 1000 at BSÍ bus terminal. Now that’s an adventure and a true way to step into the Icelandic food culture. *not sure this is still available


3. Noodle Station

Laugavegur 103, 101 Reykjavík

Noodle station was once a hidden gem in Reykjavík but now it is known as one of the best fast food places in Iceland. You can get the delicious veggie noodle soup 990 ISK! If you come to Reykjavík this is a must!!


4. Hlölla bátar

Ingólfstorg, 101 Reykjavík (you can find other locations here)

I have not met 1 person who does not like Hlölla bátar! There you can get a lunch special 1 small boat for 990. I promise you that you will love it!

Ps. I recommend the Tuddinn a.k.a. the bull.

5. Dominos

All over, the one at Skúlagata has seats. Here you see all the locations.

One thing that everyone in Iceland knows of, loves and buys is Þriðjudagstilboð or the Tuesday offer. You get a medium size pizza with 3 toppings for only 1000 ISK! It is also often said that the Icelandic Dominos is the best – or at least we do 😉


Our last president Ólafur Ragnar is even known to grab one Þriðjudagstilboð every now and then.

6. Aktu Taktu

We have one more Tuesday offer you need to know about especially if you are not a pizza fan. At Aktu Takty  you can get a burger fries and coke for 1000!  A great option for all veggies out there.


7. The Deli

Bankastræti 14, 101 Reykjavík.

Something you can’t tell by its name but this place actually has Italian food. They have some really good paninis, pasta and pizzas and the best they are so cheap, most dishes are under 1000 ISK!

Another cute fact about this place. The chef grows all the herbs, oregano and basil and such at home. Check out their Facebook, it’s super personal and friendly.

Deli pizza Bankastraeti Reykjavik

8. Reykjavík Chips

Vitastígur 10, 101 Reykjavík

Reykjavík chips is a great option for when you just want to grab a snack on your stroll through the heart of Reykjavík and their chips and coke come at only 990 ISK a great deal if you ask me. Simply delicious!


9. Nonna biti

Hafnarstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík

This is also one of Iceland’s classics and there you can get all the sandwiches for under 1000! This is a very popular go-to food for when you are done partying or if you are just in the mood for something Juicy. Icelanders are kind of split into two groups. The supporters of Hlölla bátar and then supporters of Nonna biti. Try both, see where you taste buns place you!


10. Subway

Multiple locations see here

The classic Subway sandwich, if you get the small boat of the day it only costs 629 ISK.
So if you are really keen on keeping your budget this is a great option!



For the ones who like something sweet after a meal

(or as a meal, we are not judging)

1. Vínberið

Laugavegur 43, 101 Reykjavík

If you want chocolate (or any other sweets you can think of) go check out Vínberið. It’s been there since like forever and it’s just heavenly. Also, the perfect place to grab a souvenir or two.



2. Vöffluvagninn

This Belgian waffle truck is amazing! A waffle with whipped cream and jam for under 1000 is a perfect on the go while you stroll through Reykjavík or after a long night out. It’s open into the night.


Photo from Jeffrey Simpson

voffluvagninn - reykjavik

One extra tip

If you want to grab a beer but still stay on your budget? Go to the app store and find APPYHOUR! There you can find all the pubs that have happy hour, they are always updated and fresh!


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